CITY Center for Collaborative Learning

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CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is the education nonprofit that supports and leads City High School and the Paulo Freire Freedom Schools.

Our mission: to design, implement, and advance exemplary practices in teaching and learning that transform the lives of young people and their educators.

We are experts. Our organization is led by educators with decades of experience in classroom teaching, school leadership, and professional development. Our areas of expertise include small school design, project-based learning, STEM learning, advisory, student-led conferences, professional learning communities, instructional rounds, community partnerships, and more.

We are innovators – and practitioners. CITY Center for Collaborative Learning leads three small secondary schools that are implementing innovative practices on a daily basis: City High SchoolPaulo Freire Freedom School-DowntownPaulo Freire Freedom School-University.

We are leaders. Through our professional development center we are launching our next level of impact, working with schools and districts in Southern Arizona and beyond to share what we do and to help build capacity for innovation and excellence. We offer research-based professional development and community engagement experiences for teachers, educational leaders, community partners, and district teams, including school visits, workshops, and consulting.

Contact Executive Director Chad Blair & visit to learn more.